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SHLOKAS FOR 9 – 12 YEAR OLDS............................................................................

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Shanti Mantra – Om Sahana Vavatu.............................................................................................................2 Ganesha Shlokams........................................................................................................................................2 Guru Shlokam...............................................................................................................................................4 Saraswathi Shlokams....................................................................................................................................4 Krishna Shlokams.........................................................................................................................................4 Vishnu Shlokam............................................................................................................................................5 Rama Shlokam..............................................................................................................................................6 Shiva Shlokam..............................................................................................................................................6 Maha-Mrityumjaya Shlokam........................................................................................................................6 Navagraha Shlokam......................................................................................................................................7 Subramanya Shlokam...................................................................................................................................7 Devi/Durga Shlokam....................................................................................................................................7 Annapoorna Shlokam...................................................................................................................................8 Lakshmi Shlokam.........................................................................................................................................8 Tulasi Shlokam.............................................................................................................................................8 Hyagreevar Shlokam....................................................................................................................................8 Ayyappa shlokam..........................................................................................................................................8 Hanuman shlokams.......................................................................................................................................9 Garuda Shlokams..........................................................................................................................................9 Lamp Shlokam ...........................................................................................................................................10 Prabhata shlokam........................................................................................................................................11 Brief Explanation....................................................................................................................................11 Other shlokas..............................................................................................................................................11 Namochcharan............................................................................................................................................12 Guru Shlokam.............................................................................................................................................13 Saraswati Shlokams....................................................................................................................................13 Shiva shlokam.............................................................................................................................................14 Rama Shlokam............................................................................................................................................14 Devi shlokams............................................................................................................................................15 Eka Shlokam Ramayanam..........................................................................................................................15 Eka Shlokam Bhagavatam..........................................................................................................................16 Vishnu Shodasha Nama Shlokam (16 names)............................................................................................16 Ganesha Dwaadasha Nama shlokam (12 names).......................................................................................17 Navagraha Sloka.........................................................................................................................................18 Dashavathara Shlokam...............................................................................................................................19 SHRI NAMA RAMAYANAM...................................................................................................................20 Namaavali...................................................................................................................................................26 Lord Ganesha..........................................................................................................................................26 Lord Vishnu............................................................................................................................................27 Eka Shlokam Mahabharatam......................................................................................................................27 Ayyappa Shlokam.......................................................................................................................................28 Panchakshara Sthothra................................................................................................................................28 Sri Lingashtakam........................................................................................................................................30 Navagraha shlokam on each graha.............................................................................................................31 Mahalakshmi Ashtakam..............................................................................................................................33 Hanuman Chalisa........................................................................................................................................35 Madhuraashtakam by Saint Vallbhacharya.............................................................................................40 Pujavidhaanam............................................................................................................................................42

SHLOKAS FOR 9 – 12 YEAR OLDS
(includes shlokas taught in the 3-5 year AND 6-8 year class) Shanti Mantra – Om Sahana Vavatu Om Sahana Vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu Sahaveeryam Karavavahai Tejas Vinavati Tamastuma vidhwishavahai Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi Sanskrit to English Word Meaning Saha- both; nau-us; avatu- may he protect; bhunaktu-may he nourish; viryam karavavahai-may we acquire the capacity; tejasvi-be brilliant; nau-for us; adhitam- what is studied;astu-let it be; ma vidvisavahai-may we not argue with each other. Translation May He protect both of us. May He nourish both of us. May we both acquire the capacity (to study and understand the scriptures). May our study be brilliant. May we not argue with each other. Om peace, peace, peace. Brief explanation At the beginning of a class, the teacher and students generally recite this peace invocation together. Both seek the Lord’s blessings for study that is free of obstacles, such as poor memory, or the inability to concentrate or poor health. They also seek blessings for a conducive relationship, without which communication of any subject matter is difficult. Therefore, this prayer is important for both the teacher and the student. Ganesha Shlokams Gajananam Bhuta Ganathi Sevitam Kapittha Jambu Palasara Bhaksitam Uma Sutam Shoka Vinasha Karanam Namami Vignesvara Pada Pankajam
He who has the face of an elephant, one who is worshipped by the Bhootha ganam, He who eats the essence of kapitha and Jumbu fruits, He who is the son of Uma Devi and He who allieviates the ill feelings in us. O! Lord Vigneshwara who is an embodiment of all the above, we offer our Namaskarams at your Divine feet.

Shuklambara Dharam Vishnum Shashivarnam Chatur Bhujam Prasanna Vadanam Dhyayet Sarva Vignopa Santaye

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Sanskrit to English Word Meaning Suklambaradaram-one who wears a white garmetn; visnum; all pervading; sasivarnam; who ahs a brilliant complexion; chaturbhujam-who had four hands; prasannavadanamwho has an ever smiling face; dhyayet- I meditate upon; sarvavighnopashantaye- for the removal of all obstacles Translation Lord Vigneshwara, who wears a white garment, who is all pervading, who has a bright complexion (like a full moon), who has four hands (representing all power), who has an ever-smiling face, upon that deity I meditate, for the removal of all obstacles. Brief Explanation Lord Ganesha is the older son of Lord Shiva son Goddess Parvati. He is invoked before any undertaking for the removal of obstacles. He is also worshipped for knowledge and wisdom that he bestows upon devotees. Sri Vakratunda Mahakaaya Koti-soorya samaprabha Nirvighnam kuru me Deva Sarva-karyeshu Sarvadaa O, Lord Ganesha of the curved trunk and massive body, the one whose splendor is equal to millions of Suns, please bless me to that I do not face any obstacles in my endeavors. Mooshika vahana modaka hasta Chamara karna vilambita sootra Vamana roopa Maheswara putra Vigna-vinayaka paada namaste He who has the mouse as his vahana(vehicle), He who always keeps Modhakam (a traditional type of sweet) He who has ears that resemble a hand held fan, He who wears a chain-like ornament around his waist, He who is short in stature, He who is the son of Parameshwar, O Lord Vinayaka who is all the above and he who always removes our obstacles, We worship your Divine Feet. Gajavaktram Sura-shreshtam Karna-chaamara-bhooshitam Paashaankusha-dharam Devam Vandeham Gana-naayakam
I bow before that God, who is the leader of Shiva’s ghosts, whose face resembles that of an elephant. Who is supreme among the deities, Who sports ears that look like fans and Who is armed with noose and goad.

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Ekadantam Mahakayam Lambodara Gajananam Vigna Nashakarma Devam He Rambam Prana Mamyaham I bow to that God, Who has one tusk, one Who has a large body, one Who has a big stomach, one Who has the face of an elephant; He who destroys all obstacles and Who is also called Herambh (beloved of the Mother). Guru Shlokam Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshvarah Guru Shakshat Param Brahma Tasmai Sri Gurave Namah
Know The Guru To Be Brahma Himself. He Is Vishnu. He Is Also Shiva. Know Him To Be The Supreme Brahman, And Offer Thy Adoration Unto That Peerless Guru.

Saraswathi Shlokams Saraswathi Namastubhyam Varade Kamarupini Vidyarambam Karishyami Siddhir Bhavatu Me Sada Sanskrit to English Word Meaning Saraswathi- O Goddess of Knowledge Saraswathi, Namstubhyam-salutatiosn to you; varade-one who gives boons; kamarupini- one who fulfills desires; vidyarambaham-to begin my studies; karisyami-I am going; siddhirbhavatu-may there be accomplishment; me- for me; sada- always. Translation O Goddess Saraswathi; salutations to you, the giver of boons, the one who fulfills desires. I shall begin my studies. May there always be accomplishment for me. Brief Explanation This prayer is chanted before beginning a class or at the beginning of one’s studies so that all learning may resolve in knowledge alone. It is addresses to Goddess Saraswathi, who symbolizes all forms of knowledge, including the knowledge of the performing arts. Knowledge is a fundamental pursuit of human life, and a life of study and learning provides nourishment and discipline to the human intellect. In the Vedic culture, study is considered one’s duty. Krishna Shlokams Krishnaya Vasudevaya Devaki Nanda Nayacha Nandagopa Kumaraya
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Whose body is auspicious Who is the Lord of Lakshmi. who is a source of greatest joy to Devaki. Vishnu Shlokam Shanta Karam Bhujaga Shayanam Padmanabham Suresham Vishvadharam Gagana Sadrsham Megha Varnam Shubhangam Lakshmi Kantam Kamala Nayanam Yogibhir Dhyana Gamyam Vande Vishnum Bhava Bhaya Haram Sarva Lokaiaka Natham I adore Vishnu. also the son of Nandagopa. Who is in the form of Space (the Omnipresent) Whose color resembles that of clouds. Pangum(lame) langhayate(cross) girim(mountain). paramananda (one whose form is ananda) madhavam (Lord Krisna). who sleeps on the serpent. Mookam karoti vaachalam Panghum langhayate girim Yat kripa tam-aham-vande Paramananda Madhavam Explanation Lord Krisna is the avatara of Lord Visnu who personifies ananda. Whose naval is the lotus of the Universe Who is the Lord of the Gods. Vasudeva sutam devam Kamsa-Chanoora mardanam Devaki parama-anandam Krishnam vande Jagatgurum I do vandana (glorification) of Lord Krishna.He established dharma and also gave us the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.joy. sufferings. Translation Mukam(mute) karoti(makes) vacalam(eloquent).Sri Govindaya Namo Namaha I bow and pray to lord Krishna. son of Vasudeva and Devaki. the embodiment of Peace. who killed the great tormentors like Kamsa and Chanoora. pain and trouble. who is the support of the Universe. the resplendent son of Vasudev. who takes away sorrows. yatkrupa (whose grace) tamaham vande(I salute Him). whose eyes are like lotuses Who is attainable by Yogis through meditation Who is the destroyer of the fear of birth and death And who is the One Lord of all the Worlds 5 . and who is indeed a world teacher.

the Consort of Seetha. Urvarukam – cucumber. Ramabhadra. an incarnation of compassion. who wears a bhujagendra(snake or serpent) around his neck and is ever present in the lotus abode of our hearts. the essence of this world. Sri Rama Rama Rameti Rame Raame Manorame Sahasra Nama Tat Tulyam Rama Nama Varanane Lord Shiva told this shloka to Parvati I meditate upon Sri Ram as Sri Rama Rama Rama. (prosperity. the Lord. Sugandhim – beautiful smelling. Raghunatha(These are different names of Lord Rama). Pusti – well nourished. our salutations to him. Vardhanam – increaser. the thrice recital of Rama’s name is equal to Recitation of the thousand names of Lord Vishnu (Vishnu Sahasranama) Shiva Shlokam Sivam Sivakaram Shantam Shivat Manam Sivottamam Shiva Marga Pranetaram Pranatosmi Sada Sivam Karpoora-gauram karuna-avataram Samsara-saaram Bhujagendra-haaram Sadaa-vasantam Hridaya-aravinde Bhavam Bhavanee-sahitam Namami I salute to that Ishwara along with Bhavani (Shiva and parvati) who is as white as Karpur(camphor).Rama Shlokam Ramaya Rama Bhadraya Ramachandraya Vedhase Raghu Nathaya Nathaya Sitayah Pataye Namaha To Rama. 6 . Maha-Mrityumjaya Shlokam Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urva-rukamiva Bhandhanaat Mrityor-mukshiya ma amritat Om Klim Nama Shivaya Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthihi Sanskrit to English Word Meaning Tryambakam – three-eyed. Yajamahe – worship. Ive – like.

Subramanya Shlokam Shadaananam Kumkuma-rakta-varnam Mahaamayam Divya-mayoora-vahanam Rudrasya Soonam Sura-sainya-natham Guham Sadaa Sharanam-aham Prapadye I seek Sharan (refuge) in Guha (one who resides in the cave of the heart. another name for Subramanya). Ma. including Durga.the fair complexioned one(Gouri). Mangala (Mars) and Budha (Mercury). who is the Mastress of all. Peace. who is the refuge of all (saranye). Candi. Sakti symbolizes the material cause.While Siva symbolizes the efficient cause of the creation.Bandhana – from bondage of worldly attachments. even as the cucmber is severed from its bondage of the vine. The Puranic literature describes her as having many forms. Peace Navagraha Shlokam Om Namah Sooryaya Chandraya Mangalaya Budhaya Cha Guru Shukra Shanibhyascha Raahave Ketave Namo Namaha My Salutations to Soorya (Sun). for the sake of Immortality. may He liberate me from death. Narayani(narayani namostute). who is the means of accomplishing all desires sarvarthasadhake). Chandra (Moon). Who is fragrant and Who nourishes all beings. Salutations to you. Devi/Durga Shlokam Sarva-mangala-mangalye Shive Sarvaartha-sadhake Sharanye Trayambake Gauri Narayani Namostute Explanation Goddess Parvati is the consort of Lord Siva and is worshipped as Sakti. Salutations to the consort of Sri Narayana (Sri Lakshmi Devi). Kali and Uma. Mrtyor – mortality. one Who is Rudra’s (Shiva’s) son. Translation The one who is the auspiciousness of all that is auspicious (sarvamangalamangalye). Who has 6 faces. Who adorns the color of Kumkum or Blood (red). Shukra (Venus). the consort of Siva (Sive).me. 7 . Amrat – for the sake of immortality Translation: We worship the three-eyed One (Lord Shiva). the three eyed one(tryambake). who is all auspicisous. one Who is the leader of the army of devas. who blesses devotees succeed in their efforts and who is the refuge of all. Muksiya – may you liberate. one Whose vahana is the divine peacock. one Who is a great warrior (?). Shani (Saturn) as well as Rahu and Ketu. I also salute Guru (Jupiter). Om Peace.

Tulasi Shlokam Yenmoole Sarvatheerthaani Yenmadhye Sarvadevatha Yadagre Sarva Vedaascha Thulaseem-tham Namamyaham I bow down to the Tulasi at whose base are all the holy places. relatives are the devotees of shiva and own country is all the three worlds Lakshmi Shlokam Ya Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Lakshmi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of good fortune. Sankara – of Lord Sankara(Shiva). You are the presiding deity for all knowledge. Pita Devo Maheswarah Baandava Shiva Bhaktyascha. Vairagya – attitude of renunciation. at whose top reside all deities and on whose middle are all the Vedas. Prana – the life-force. Dehi – giveus. Who art ever full. greeva-neck. Svadeso Bhuvanatrayam Annapoorne – the wife of Lord Shiva. the beloved life-force of Lord Sankara (Shive. Hyagreevar Shlokam (This sloka is to be recited before children start their daily school work/studies) Gyaananandamayam Devam Nirmala Spadikakruthim Aadaram Sarva Vidyanaam Hyagreevam Upasmahe Vidyaarambam begins with a prayer to Sri Hyagreeva (Lord with the Horse’s face) Hayahorse. Namostute – we bow down to You O Annapurna. Bhiksham – alms. Ayyappa shlokam Bhoota-natha Sadaananda Sarva-boota Dayaapara Raksha Raksha Maha-bahor Shastre-tubhyam Namo Namaha 8 . Shankara Pranavallabhe Gyana Vairagya Sidyartham. We pray to you to bless us with all the knowledge. Siddhyartham – to fulfill the purpose of. Jnana – knowledge. father is shiva. energy. Bhikshaam Dehi cha Parvati Mata cha Parvati Devi. Vallabhe – the beloved.Annapoorna Shlokam Annapoorne Sada poorne. Sadapoorne – who is always full of resources. food. She who is full of food. O’ Parvathi – grant me alms that I be firmly established in Knowledge and Renunciation. Mother is shakti.

His body shining like a golden mountain. In all such nooks and corners is he (Hanuman). I meditate. Dwelling always at the root of the Parijata tree. Manoj-avam Maruti Tulya Vegam Jitendriyam Bhudhi-mataam Varishtam Vaataatmajam Vaanara-yoota-mukhyam Sri Ramadootam Sharanam Prapadye OR Sri Ramadootam Shirasaa Namami I surrender to Hanuman. his face deep red. Garuda Shlokams Kumkum-ankita Gaathraaya Kundendu-dhavalaaya cha Vishnu-vahana Namastubhyam Kshemam Kuru Sadaa Mama Kalyanam-avahatu Kaamyaphalam Dadaatu Mishtaanam-avahatu Mrutyum-apaakarotu 9 . one can gain wisdom. who has controlled his sense organs and is the most intelligent among the intelligent ones. With tears flooding from the eyes. Salutations to my Lord Maruthi*. He who saw the end of all evil ones. strength. Yatra yatra Raghunatha Keertanam Tatra tatra Krita mastakanjalim Bhaashpa-vaari paripoorna lochanam Marutim namada rakshasa-antakam In all those nooks and corners. On him.Hanuman shlokams Buddhir Balam Yasho Dhairyam Nir Bhayatvam Arogata Ajatyam Vak Patutvam Cha Hanumat Smaranat Bhavet By remembering Hanuman. the messenger of Lord Rama. courage. Anjaneyam ati-paata-lananam Kaanchanaadri Kamaneeya Vigraham Paarijaata-tarumoola vasinam Bhavayami pavamana nandanam Anjana’s son. whose speed is as swift as the mind and as swift as the wind. fearlessness. where the lord of Raghunath (Rama)* is sung about. who is the son of Vayu and the chief of the monkey tribe. success. lack of ill health. lack of sluggishness. and Oratory skills. the Wind-god’s son.

that lamplight. remove my obstacles (worries) Bless me with courage. Hey Garuda.auspiciousness. abundance of wealth.for the destruction. please bring forth my welfare always. Bless me with welfare. Lamp Shlokam (This sloka is to be recited while lighting lamp) Subham Karoti Kalyanam Arogyam Dhana Sampadah Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya Dipa Jyotir Namostute Sanskrit to English Word Meaning Subham. dipajyotir. and the destruction of the intellect’s enemy. who is the king of the Birds.of the intellect’s enemy (ignorance). satrubuddhi. give me your darshan Kumkumankitha Varnaya Kundendu Davalayacha Vishnu Vahanamsthubyam Pakshirajaya Thenamaha One who has the complexion of Kumkum. which is likened to darkness. good health.prosperity. one who shines like the bright moon I pray to the Vahana of Vishnu. arogyam.good health. one who shines like the bright moon I bow to the vahana of Vishnu. karoti – which brings. make me immortal. namosthuthe. kalyanam.Dukhaani Hantu Duritaani Niraakarotu Gaambheeryam-avahatu Gaaruda-darshanam Me One whose body adorns the color of Kumkum.I salute thee. and abundance in many cultures. Deepajyothi Parabrahma Deepajyothi Janardhana Deepo me hara tu paapam Deepaa Jyothir Namostute 10 . Light is considered a symbol of auspiciousness. Light removes the darkness and makes it possible to see things clearly. Destroy sadness.abundance of wealth. vinasaya. grant me my wishes Bless me with bountiful food. Translation I salute the One who is the lamplight that brings auspiciousness. Brief explanation This prayer is chanted before lighting the lamplight. but how does it destroy the intellect’s enemy? The intellect’s enemy is ignorance. prosperity. prosperity. Light brings with it brightness. dhanasampadah.

on the base of your hands.Brahman. In this manner. karamule. While looking at the palm. I salute this light (the Lord). tena. Prabhata shlokam Karagre Vasate Lakshmi Kara Mule Saraswathi Kara Madhye Tu Govindah Prabate Kara Darshanam Sanskrit to English Word Meaning Karagre-on the tip of your fingers.in the middle of your hands. one sanctifies the actions. Lakshmi. vasate.dwells. karadarshanam-look at your palm.by him.indeed. Govindah-the Lord Govindah. one invokes the Lord in the form of various deities.the Goddess of Knowledge Saraswathi. One begins the day with this prayer. eva. brahma-karma-samadhina-who is abiding in Brahman Translation Any means of offering is Brahman. havih-oblation. tu-whereas.I salute the Lord. gantavyam. the fire in which the offering is made is Brahman. Saraswathi. Translation On the tip of your fingers is Goddess Lakshmi. in the form of this light.is offered. the oblation is Brahman. Such a person who abides in Brahman indeed gains Brahman Brief Explanation 11 . in the middle of your fingers is Lord Govinda. brahmana-by brahman. or the organs of action. Thus. arpanam. karamadhye. and the one who offers is Brahman. By acknowledging the Lord as the giver of the capacity to perform actions and as the giver of the fruits of those actions. ‘kara” means the palm of the hand and it stands for the five karmendriyas. the sustainer of the creation. Other shlokas Brahmaarpanam Brahma Havir Brahmagnau Braahmanaa Hutam Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam Brahma Karma Samadhina Sanskrit to English Word Meaning Brahma.the Goddess of Prosperity.to be reached. prabhate-in the morning. on the base of your fingers is Goddess Sarasvati.the means of offering. look at your palm Brief Explanation This is a Morning Prayer called “karadarshana”. brahmagnau-unto the fire that is Brahman. thus sanctifying all the actions that will be done during the day. one prays in the morning to reinforce the attitude that all actions are performed as a service to the Lord. Lakshmi. hutam. may He destroy afflictions resulting from my omissions and commissions.

You are our everything. Tvameva Mata Cha Pita Tvameva Tvameva Bandhuscha Sakha Tvameva Tvameva Vidya Dravinam Tvameva Tvameva Sarvam mama Deva Deva O Supreme Lord (deva-dev. What remains after perfection from perfection is yet perfect. ma-me. it will destroy all bad health and disease.from death . 12 . You are the knowledge and You are the only wealth. Brahman is seen as the cause of everything. May there be peace. This verse likens food that is eaten to an oblation poured into the fire during ritual. ma-me. the Lord. tamaso – from darkness (of ignorance). Namoscharena Beshajak Nashyanti Sakalan Rogan.This verse from the Bhagavad Gita (chapter 4. Namochcharan Asato Ma Sadgamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir gamaya Mrityorma Amritam gamaya Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi Sanskrit to English Word Meaning asato-from unreal. Satyam Satyam Vadamyaham By always chanting the name of the Lord. mrtyoh. Looking at the whole creation as an effect. verse 24) and is traditionally chanted before meals.sad-to the real. from death (sense of limitation) to immortality (limitless liberation) Achutananda Govinda. brother. jyothih-to light. father. The effect does not exist separate from its cause. What I say is the truth. What comes from such perfection truly is perfect. from darkness (of ignorance) to the light (of knowledge). gamaya –lead to immortality Translation Lead me (by giving knowledge) from the unreal to the real. amrtamimmortality. and friend. Om Poornamadah Poornamidam Poornaat Poornamudachyate Poornasya Poornamaadaya Poornameva Vashishyate That is perfect . Master of all demigods).this is perfect. gamaya –lead. By chanting this prayer before meals. gamaya-lead. the food that is eaten is offered to Brahman. You are our mother. peace and perfect peace. the cause of the whole creation. Brahman is the name of the Lord.

bhavantu-may be. pashyantu. This knowledge was bestowed right here in this very life.anybody. To achieve anything in life. Brief explanation These are prayers for the prosperity and welfare of humanity. senses and intellect that are born of deliberation and natural tendencies. Saraswati Shlokams Yaa kundendu Tushaara-haara-dhavala Yaa Shubhra-vastraavritaa Yaa Veena-varadanda manditakara Yaa Shwetaa Padmaasanaa Yaa Brahmaachyuta Shankara Prabhritibhihi 13 . speech. to the lotus feet of that teacher I always love to do many namaskarams. May none suffer. sukhinah-happy. bhavet-may be Translation: May all be happy. May all enjoy health and freedom from disease.kaschit. niramayah-free from disease. badraniprosprity. and one acknowledges the Lord as the giver of all results of actions.may enjoy. By praying to the Lord. many unknown factors and laws influence the outcome of that effort. dukkshbhag-one who suffers. and on Me alone is everything imposed. one has to make an effort and await the results. one acknowledges these laws as the natural order inseparable from the Lord. Kaayenavaacha Manasendriyerva Budhyadmanava Prakrite Swabhavat Karomi Yadyat Sakalam Parasmai Narayanayeti Samarpayami Unto Lord Narayana. Guru Shlokam Yasya prasaadaat ahameva Vishnu: Mayyeva sarvam parikalpitam cha Itham vijaanaami sadaatma-roopam Tasyaamkhri padmam pranatosmi nityam He by whose grace I came to know that I alone am the all-pervading divinity. May all enjoy prosperity.Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha Sarve Santu Niramayah Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu Mas Kaschid Dhuka Bhag Bhavet Sanskrit to English Translation Sarve-all. ma-not. I dedicate all the acts that I perform with my body. mind. In addition.

Before going to sleep. The Moon. one ends the day with this prayer.omissions and commissions. speech) or through my organs of perception (ear. shambo-one hwo causes happiness. the one who is the ocean of kindness and the cause of happiness. who is the ocean of compassion. krtham-done. va-or. kindly forgive all the omissions and commissions born of my eyes. Snow. While Two Of Her Hands Play The Veena.Devaihi Sada Vanditaa Saa maam paatu Saraswatee Bhagavatee Nih-shesha jaadyaapahaa Goddess Saraswati Is All White Like The Kunda Blossom. karunabdhe-ocean of kindness. avihitam-prohibited acts. Vishnu And Maheshwara.all these. Rama Shlokam Neelambuja shyamala komalaangam Sita-samaaropita vamabhagam Paanau-mahaa-saayaka charu-chaapam Namami Raamam Raghu-vamsha naatham 14 . Glory to you.sri mahadeva-great Lord Shiva. kshamasva-forgive. va-or. She Is Seated On A White Lotus. And Pearl. May This Saraswati Remove My Obstacles And Protect Me. kindly forgive the wrong actions I have done knowingly or unknowingly. ears. Oh Lord. either through my organs of action(hands. O Lord. She Is Ever Worshipped By All The Celestials Including Brahma. The Two Other Hands Are Poised To Give Boons. eyes) or by my mind. She Is Dressed In Pure White. jaya-glory. Mahadeva. va.karmajam-born of the performace of actions. manasam. and the omissions and commissions in the performance of my duties. Glory unto Thee. feet. mind and organ of speech. wither enjoined or prohibited. va-or. vihitam-enjoined acts.or. One asks the Lord for forgiveness for inappropriate actions that one may have knowingly or unknowingly done during the day. vak-organ of speech.born of eyes and ears.born of mind. charana-feet. Shiva shlokam Karacharana Krtam Vak Kaayajam Karmajam Va Sravana Nayanajam Va Maanasam Va Aparaadham Vihitam Avihitam Va Sarvame Tat Kshamasva Jaya Jaya Karunabdhe Sri Maha Deva Shambo Sanskrit to English word meaning Kara-hands. And Award Punishments As Needed. or done by my hands and feet.kayajam-of the physical body. sarvametat. Smabhu-Shiva Translation Lord.sravana-nayana-jam. aparadam.

the pasa. In the forest. Seeta was attracted by the golden deer and Rama went after it. Jatayu tried to defend Seeta and save her. his dear consort.A sage of ancient times Chaturbhuje Chandra-kalavathamse Kuchonathe Kumkuma-raga-shone Pundreshu Pashaankusha Pushpabaana Haste Namaste Jagatega Mataha Oh. I meditate on Thee. She who is beautiful. She who is pretty beyond compare.a musical instrument *Matanga. Lord Rama then befriended Sugriva and killed Vali. 15 . This is the story contained in the Ramayana. who was the best amongst the great kings of Raghukula. With raised breasts.I do namaskarams to Lord Rama. the ankusa and the five flower arrows I bown down to you. killed the wicked demons Ravana and Kumbhakarna and set Seeta free. wearing the digit of the moon. Lord Rama went to the forest in order to fulfill the promise his father had given to one of his wives (Kaikeyi). the wicked Ravana kidnapped Seeta. the unrighteous. She who is the daughter of Matanga*. Holding the bow of sugar cane. whost face is the color of kumkum. you with the four arms. who are the One Mother of the Universe Eka Shlokam Ramayanam Poorvam Rama-tapo-vanaadi-gamanam Hatva Mrugam Kaanchanam Vaidehee-haranam Jatayu-maranam Sugreeva-sambhashanam Balee-nigrahanam Samudra-taranam Lankapuri-daahanam Paschaat Raavana-kumbhakarna-hananam Etatdhi Ramayanam. but was killed by Ravana. He then destroyed the city of Lanka. He crossed the ocean and entered the city of Lanka. who has a complexion and softness like that of a blue-lotus. At that time. Devi shlokams Maanikya-veenam Upalaalayanteem Madaalasaam Manjula-vagvilaasaam Maahendra-neela-dyuti Komalaangeem Maatanga-kanyaam Manasaa-smaraami She who plays a Veena* of emerald. and on whose left sits Goddess Sitaji. She who can talk honeyed words. She who is tired with activity. *Veena. who wields his great bow and arrows.

This is the leela (?) of Krishna that is narrated in Bhagavatam in the Puranas Vishnu Shodasha Nama Shlokam (16 names) This sloka reveals the 16 different names of Vishnu that one must chant when doing different activities in one’s life Aushadhe Chintayét Vishnum Bhojané cha Janardanam Shayane Padmanabham cha Vivahé cha Prajapatim While taking medication remember Vishnu. he grew up in the house of Gopikas. He slayed Kamsa. Consuming food – Janardana Sleeping remember – Padmanabha. Travel – Trivikrama Death bed – Narayana. in troubled times – Madhusoodana In a forest remember Narasimha. Then he slayed Maya and Pootana. took care of Kunti’s sons. Travel by foot – Vamana.Eka Shlokam Bhagavatam Aadau Devakidevi-garba-jananam Gopee-grihe Vardhanam Maaya-pootana-jeeva-ta apa-haranam Govardhanodhaaranam Kamsachchedana-kauravaadi-hananam Kuntisutaa-paalanam Etat-Bhagavatam Purana-kadhitam SriKrishna-leelamritam In the beginning. ended the Kauravas. Shodashaitaani Naamani Pratarudhaya ya: padeth Sarva-papa-vinirmukhto Vishnu-loke Maheeyate 16 . Krishna was born from Devaki’s womb. when meeting loved ones – Sreedhara Du-swapne Smara Govindam Sankate Madhusoodanam Kaanane Naarasimham cha Paavake Jalashaayinam Bad dreams remember Govinda. On a mountain (trekking) – Raghunandana (Rama). sanctified Govardhana mountain. In the midst of fire remember Jalashayina Jalamadhye Varaham cha Parvate Raghunandanam Gamane Vamanam chaiva Sarva-kaaryeshu Madhavam In the middle of water (water activities or travel ) – Varaha. when you start any deed remember Madhava. during wedding – Prajapati Yudhe Chakradharam Devam Pravase cha Trivikramam Naraayanam Tanur-tyagé Sreedharam Priya-sangamé At war – Chakradhari.

eight. three times in a day. blessing them always with good health and prosperity. six. will have all their obstacles and fear removed and will attain success. twelfth as the one with elephant face.One who reads these 16 names every morning will be rid of all sins and will attain Vishnu loka (Moksha). as the one with only one tusk. the son of Gowri. I bow down to that Lord. as the one with giant structure. second. third. the Lord one who lives in the heart of the devotees. as the one with moon on the front of His head. as the one with smoke gray color Navamam Phaalachandram Cha Dasamam Tu Vinaayakam Ekaadasam Ganapatim Dvaadasam Tu Gajaananam Ninth. as the foremost leader. tenth. Ganesha Dwaadasha Nama shlokam (12 names) Pranamya Shirasa Devam Gauriputram Vinaayakam Bhakataavaasam Smare Nityam Aayush Kaamartha Siddhaye Every day. as the one with a big (long) stomach. as the leader of the ganas. as the one with a huge body Seven. Prathamam Vakratundam Cha Ekadantam Dwiteeyakam Thriteeyam Krishna Pingaaksham Gajavaktram Chaturthakam Starting from here the twelve names of Ganesha are mentioned and he is worshipped in those different forms. Dvaadasaitaani Naamaani Trisandhyam Yah Pathernnarah Na Cha Vighna Bhayam Tasya Sarva Siddhikaram Prabho Any person. The first as the Lord with the curved trunk. eleventh.) 17 . (This group of verses is said to be sage Narada's offering to Lord Ganesh. fourth. Lambodaram Panchamaam Cha Shashtam Vikatameva Cha Saptamam Vighnaraajendram Dhoomravarnam Tathaashtamam Fifth. as the one with black (red/brown) eyes. who remembers these twelve names of Ganesha. as the remover of obstacles.

Ashtebhyo Brahmanebhyascha Likhitva ya: Samarpayet Tasya Vidya Bhavet-sarvaa Ganeshasya Prasadataha With the blessing of Lord Ganesha. One who gets this sloka written by eight Brahmins. will be blessed with knowledge and power of learning forever. one who seeks moksha shall attain salvation. Japet-Ganapati Stotram Shatbhir-masaihi Phalam Labeth Samvatsarena Sidhim cha Labhate Na-atra Samshayaha If you recite Ganapathi’s Stotram. Navagraha Sloka (this is a dyana shlokam for all Navagrahas) aarogyam pradhathu noh dinakaraha chandroh yasho nirmalam bhoodim bhoomisudhaha sudhaam sudhanyaha pragnyaam gurur gowravam kaanya komala vaak vilaasa madhulam mandho mudham sarvadha raghur bhaahubalam virodha shamanam ketuhu kulasyonadhim Let us pray to Lord Surya who bestows well-being and health Let us pray to Lord Chandra to bestow eminence and recognition Let us pray to Lord Kuja to bestow opulence and prosperity Let us pray to Lord Bhudhan to bless us with astuteness and wisdom 18 . Ithi Narada Purane Shri Ganesha Stotram Sampoornam Thus ends the song of praise of Lord Ganesha composed by Narada. what you desire. you will reap the fruits for all the seasons and within the year you will achieve. one who seeks progeny.Vidyarthi Labhate Vidyaam Dhanaarthi Labhate Dhanam Putrarthi Labhate Putraan Mokshaarthi Labhate Gatim Anyone seeking knowledge (students) will receive knowledge. without doubt. will be blessed with offsprings. one who seeks wealth will receive wealth.

He is the Son of Earth and is ruled by Lord Subramanya.Let us pray to Lord Guru for knowledge and good judgment Let us pray to Lord Shukra for graciousness and enhancement Let us pray to Lord Shanishwara for harmony and contentment Let us pray to Lord Rahu for vigour and valour Let us pray to Lord Ketu for progeny. Budha or Mercury is considered as the greatest among the wise. He is ruled by Lord Yama. good education (Vidya). Brihaspati is the Guru (Jupiter). He is ruled by Lord Maha Vishnu. Ketu brings prosperity to the devotee's family. Saniswara or Saturn. he also has been presented in a variety of forms. Rahu is instrumental in strengthening one's power and converting even an enemy into a friend. Even the Romans held him as their Guru. He is ruled by Goddess Durga. He results in a cure from ailments and helps one to ward off his/her sins and gives strength. red in every aspect. valour. He is ruled by Lord Dakshinamurthy. is said to mitigate the hardships one will have to face during these periods. perceive and pray. He is ruled by Goddess Mahalakshmi. He grants good health.whom everyone can see. This Devata bestows wisdom and wealth on his devotees. A prayer to him. longevity. universally appealing to everyone whatever may be the religion. property and good education. wealth. especially on Saturdays. kith and kin Surya or Sun is the most powerful living God . Goddess Parvathi rules the planet. wealth. children. Saniswara is considered equally a bestower of all benefits to the devotees who pray sincerely to him. Lord of this planet is God Siva Chandra or Moon is a lovable God . He is ruled by Lord Ganesha and Indra Dashavathara Shlokam Vedaanuddharate Jagannivahate Bhoogolam Udbibhrate Daityam Daaryate Balim Chhalyate Kshatrakshayam Kurvate Paulaastyam Jayate Halam Kalyate Kaarunyamaatnavate Mlechchhaan Moorchyate Dashaakrutikrute Krishnaya Tubhyam Namah The Ten incarnations of Lord Hari are described in the above stanza: 19 . Angaraka or Mars is regarded as a God of martial character. is generally known to affect one adversely on occasions when he occupies certain positions in one's horoscope.Pleasing to the children as well as elders. etc. cattle and all around prosperity. happiness. Though he is visible. He grants the boon of fatherhood to the childless. Sukra or Venus is the bestower of long life.

was carried across water by a boatman. SHRIMATH DASHARATHA NANDANA RAM Rama. Daityam Daaryate – Narasimha. Who(also) overcame the demons Maricha and others. the essence of Time. the Lord Supreme. Who was Praised By great Gods and sages alike. Who protected the sacrifice of the Sage Kaushika. Balim Chhalyate – Vamana. THRIYAMBAKA KARMUKA PANCHAKA RAM 20 . who enhanced the (peace and) happiness of Kaushalya (His mother). Who was the object of infatuation of the citizens of Mithila. GOUTAMA MUNI SAMPOOJITHA RAM Rama. KOUSHIKA MAKA SAMRAKSHAKA RAM Rama. Paulastyam Jayate – Rama. SHESHADALPA SUKANITHRITHA RAM Rama. the beloved wealth of Viswamitra (sage teacher) GORA THADAKA KATHAKA RAM Rama. Who gave Salvation to Ahalya. MITHILAPURAJANA MOHAKA RAM Rama. Mlechchhaan Moorchyate – Kalki. VIDEHA MANASA RANJAKA RAM Rama. BALA KAANDAM SHUDHA BRAHMA PARATPARA RAM Lord Rama.Vedaanudharate – Matsya. Jagannivahate – Kurma. SHRIMATH HALYOTHARAKA RAM Rama. Bhoogolom udbibhrate – Varaha. Who was source of great joy for Janaka’s mind. blissfully reposing on Shesha as his bed. Who is Pure and absolute Brahman. SURAMUNIVARAGANA SAMSTHUTHA RAM Rama. VISHVAMITHRA PRIYATHANA RAM Rama. KOUSALYA SUKAVARTHANA RAM Rama. Halam Kalyate – Balarama. Who(having very) soft feet. BRAHMATYAMARA PRARTHITHA RAM Rama. the ferocious. MARICHATHI NIPATHAKA RAM Rama. KALATHMAGA PARAMESHWARA RAM Rama. Who was worshipped by sages like Gautama.(Who manifested as) the Son of Dasaratha. who adorned the solor race. beginning from Brahma CHANDAKIRANAKULA MANDANA RAM Rama. NAVIKATHAVITHA MRUTHAPATHA RAM Rama. Kshatrakshayam Kurvate – Parashuraam. Who destroyed the (demoness) Tataka. worshipped by all Gods. Kaarunyamaatnavate – Buddha. These are the 10 forms of Krishna (Lord Hari) SHRI NAMA RAMAYANAM 1.

2. Durvasa -Gana : means “Crowds of “ or Congregations of” … throughout this text Videha : “Without body-idea “ --. Bhargava : Parasuram – the haughty champion of the Brahmins. PRIYA GUHA VINIVEDHITHA PADHA RAM Rama. bright as the moon on a pitch dark night. whose tender feet were gently washed by Guha. AYODHYA KAANDAM AGANITHA GUNA GANA BHOOSHITHA RAM Rama. Who performed devotedly (though in exile) His parents last rites. SHRIMATHYODHYA BALAKA RAM Rama. Who resorted to the Chitrakut mountain. 21 .here it may thus mean “Janaka” or “those who have transcended body – Consciousness. endowed with innumerable divine qualities.Who while in the forest literally followed His father’s Commands. Who brought great delight to Bharadwaja. Who was venerated By Kaikeyi’ Son Bharatha. Who was offered the garland by Sita (in Marriage) KRUTHAVAIVAHIKA KOUTHUKA RAM Rama. sought in marriage by the daughter – of Earth(sita). PITHRU VAAKYA SRUTHA KAANANA RAM Rama. DHASARATHA SANTHATHA CHINTHITHA RAM Rama. Who Protected the Citizens of Ayodhya RAMA RAMA JAYA RAJARAM RAMA RAMA JAYA SITARAM (Repeat both lines 2 times) Shrimad: “ having divine Grace” used throughout text as term of respect Ahalya: A sage who had been turned into stone by curse of the irascible yogi. Who chastised the pride of Bhargava. Who gave his own sandals to Bharata. RAGAA CHANDRA SAMAANANA RAM Rama.Rama. to Whom the beloved Guha surrendered himself at His feet. BHARATHAARPITHA NIJA PAADHUKA RAM Rama. SEETHARPITHA VARAMAALIKA RAM Rama. Who was constantly remembered bt Dasaratha. CHITHRA KUTAADHRI NIKETHANA RAM Rama. Who broke the bow of Siva (which others could not lift). KAIKEYEE THANA YAARTHITHA RAM Rama. VIRACHITHA NIJA PITHRU KARMAKA RAM Rama. BHARADWAAJA MUKHA NANDHANA RAM Rama. BARGAVA DARPA VINACHAKA RAM Rama. AVANEE THANAYAA KAAMITHA RAM Rama. Who was applauded by all for this wonderful marriage. THATHKSHALITHA NIJA MRUTHUPATHA RAM Rama.

Maricha’s (a Rakshasa’s )suffering VINISHTA SEETHAAN VESHAKA RAM Rama. Killer of the mischievous Rakshasha. Who was the giver of Salvation to jatayu SABAREE DHATHA PALAASANA RAM Rama. KRUDHRAA DHIPA SAM SEVITHA RAM Rama. DHUSHTA VIRAAGHA VINAASANA RAM Rama. (demon king of Ceylon) whose nose Lakshmana Cut off because she was about to swallow Sita. SARA BHANGA SUDHEEKSHINA AARCHEETHARAM Rama. Who was served by the birds king (Jatayu) PANCHA VATEE THATA SUSTHITHA RAM Rama. and kept fruits for Him. 4.Who was the cause of Shurpanakha’s misery. KHARA DHOOSHANA MUKHA SOODHAKA RAM Rama. AARANYA KAANDAM DHANDA KAAVANA JANA PAAVANA RAM Rama. MAAREECHAARTHI KRUDHAA SUGA RAM Rama. Who cut off the arms of Kabandha (a Rakshasa) RAMA RAMA JAYA RAJARAM RAMA RAMA JAYA SITARAM (Repeat both lines 2 times) RAKSHASHA = Demon (enemies of Rama) Shurpanakha : Sister of Ravana. the Savior of the people of the forest Dandaka. KISHKINDA KAANDAM 22 . Who lived happily in the edge of the forest Panchavati.RAMA RAMA JAYA RAJARAM RAMA RAMA JAYA SITARAM (Repeat both lines 2 times) 3. SEETHA PITHA HARI NAANUGA RAM Rama. Who are the Fruits given by Shabari. Who followed the deer that was dear to Sita. who was helped towards greatness by Agastya’s (a sage’s) kindness. worshipped by the rishis Sharabhanga and Sutikshna. KRUDHRAADHIPA GATHI DHAAYAKA RAM Rama. the Seeker of the stolen Sita.Who dried up the faces of (killed) the demons Khara and Dushana (“avengers” of Shurpanakha). AGASTHYA NUGRAHA VARDHITHA RAM Rama. SOORPANAKAARTHI VIDHAAYAKA RAM Rama. KABANDHA BAAHUCH CHEDANA RAM Rama. Who caused by his arrows. Viradha. Shabari : An aged hermitess who had waited for Rama since youth.

Whose own feet were served by Hanuman. SUNDARA KAANDAM KAPIVARA SAMTHATHA SAMSRUTHA RAM Rama. SEETHAA VEDHITHA KAAKAA VANA RAM Rama. always accompanied by Lakshmana (doer of good) RAMA RAMA JAYA RAJARAM RAMA RAMA JAYA SITARAM (Repeat both lines 2 times) Humble: here implies “taking refuge at Rama’s feet” 5. by the good natured Hanumaan praised. the Refuge of Sita’s life(Prana) DHUSHTA DHASAANANA DHOOSITHARAM Rama. 6. but Sita saved its life. Who went to kill Ravana. Who saw the Crest – jewel (of Sita) (brought by Hanumaan) KAPI VARA VACHANA SWASTHITHA RAM Rama. KRUTHA CHOODAAMANI DHARSANA RAM Rama. Whom Hanuman’s words comforted. VAANARA DHOOTHA PRESHAKA RAM Rama. Whom the great monkey (Hanumaan) always meditated on. Who sent the monkey-messengers (to Ceylon). the Killer of Proud Vali. by the wicked Ten-faced Ravana reviled. told by Sita. THATHGATHI VIGHNA DHVAMSHAKA RAM Rama. hence Hanuman was about to kill the bird. HITHAKARA LAKSHMANA SAMYUTHA RAM Rama. NATHA SUGREEVA BHEESHTADHA RAM Rama. SISHTA HANUMADH BHOOSITHA RAM Rama. (the story of) the Crow’s rescue. (Who heard). Who fulfilled the desires of the humble Sugriva (King of the monkeys) GARVITHA VAALI SAMHAARAKA RAM Rama. by Whom his journey’s obstacles were destroyed SEETHAA PRAANAA DHAARAKA RAM Rama. YUDDHA KAANDAM RAM RAAVANA NIDHANA PRASTHITHA Rama. RAMA RAMA JAYA RAJARAM RAMA RAMA JAYA SITARAM (Repeat both lines 2 times) “His” (Hanuman’s) “journey” : “movements” = his journey to ceylon “Crow’s rescue: The crow jayanta wanted to injure Sita. 23 .HANUMATH SEVITHA NIJA PADHA RAM Rama.

24 . Ornament of the city Saketa (=Ayodhya) SAKALA SVEYA SAMAANATHA RAM Rama. Who showed grace (anugraha) to all (many)monkeys. Who pushed down Ahi-Ravana into the nether-World. Who severed Kumbhakarna’s head( from Body). PAARTHIVA KULA SAM MAANITHA RAM Rama. Who gave Bibhishana freedom from fear. to Whom all His own(relations) submitted. to whom Bibhishana bowed (i. PUSHPAKA YAANAA ROHANA RAM Rama. Who was seen by the Sky-dweller Dasharatha. Who travelled well in vehicle called Pushpaka BHARADHWAJAABHI NISHEVANA RAM Rama. SAKETHA PURI BHOOSHANA RAM Rama. PATTAABHI SHEKA LAMKRUTHA RAM Rama. to Whom Bibhishana gave many varieties of offerings. SAMHRUTHA DHASA MUKHA RAVANA RAM Rama. VIDHI BHAVA MUKHA SURA SAMSTHUTHA RAM Rama. Who was happy to see Sita (after Conquering Ceylon) ABHI SHIKTHA VIBHEESHANA NATHARAM Rama. by many kings honored. Who with mountains built a bridge (to ceylon). Who killed the ten-faced Ravana. VIBHEESHANAAR PITHA RANGAKA RAM Rama. PARVATHA SETHU NIBANDHAKA RAM Rama. to whom (the king of) dried up Ocean prayed. Who sat on the jewel – bedecked throne. the killer of a host of Rakshasas. Who did things pleasing to the heart of Bharata. RAAKSHASA SANGHA VIMARDHANA RAM Rama. KUMBHA KARNA SIRA CHEDAKA RAM Rama. AHI MAHI RAAVANA CHAARANA RAM Rama. SEETHAA DHARSANA MODITHA RAM Rama. decorated with garlands for coronation. by mionkey soldiers accompanied SOPITHA SARIDHEE SARTHITHA RAM Rama. KEECHAKULA NUGRUHAKARA RAM Rama. Who was praised by the gods.e became His vassal) after being crowned. led by Brahma (VIDHI) and Siva (BHAVA) SWASTHITHA DHASARATHA VEEKSHITHA RAM Rama. RATHNA LASATH PEETHASTHITHA RAM Rama. SAKALA JEEVA SAMRAKSHAKA RAM Rama. BHARATHA PRAANAA PRIYAKARA RAM Rama.VAANARA SAINYA SAMAAVRUTHA RAM Rama. Who was served well by Bharadwaja. VIBHEESHANAA BHAYA DHAAYAKA RAM Rama. the Protector of all Jivas (creatures).

SAMASTHA LOKAA DHAARAKA RAM Rama. Praised by groups of sages who came to see him. engaged in establishing Dharma.Who gave joy to the Gods. Who preserved (ruled) with impartiality His Kingdom. Giver of Liberation to ayodhya’s people. Who banished (renounced) to the forest. Led by Brahma. to Whom Kala(god of Time) spoke about His divinity. Dasharatha : i. KAARITHA LAVANA SURA VADHA RAM Rama. VIPINA THYAAJITHA JANAKAJA RAM Rama. Who caused lavana’s death. Kusha and Lava ASVAMEGHA KRATHU DHEEKSHITHA RAM Rama. Whom Shambuka praised before going to heaven (dying) SVATHA NAYA KUSA LAVA NANDITHA RAM Rama. SEETHA LINGANA NIRVRUTHA RAM Rama.e an appeal to Rama to repair damage done when He dried up the Ocean to cross to Ceylon. KAALA VEDITHA SURA PADHA RAM Rama. exiled for his devotion to Rama Kumbhakarna : Second Brother of Ravana AHI-RAVANA : was grandson of Ravana. saw Rama. VIDHI MUKHA VIBHUDHA NANDAKA RAM Rama. VISRUTHA DHASA KANDOTH BHAVA RAM Rama. the Loosener of the World’s DHARMA STHAAPANA THATH PARA RAM Rama. AAYODHYAKA JANA MUKTHIDHA RAM Rama. THEJO MAYA NIJA ROOPAKA RAM Rama. Happy in Sita’s embrace.e after his death. Who got much joy (by meeting) His Own sons. Bibhishana : Youngest brother of Ravana. UTTHARA KAANDAM AAGATHA MUNI GANA SAMSTHUTHA RAM Rama. 7. Who head (from the sages) of Ravana’s birth. RAMA RAMA JAYA RAJARAM RAMA RAMA JAYA SITARAM (Repeat both lines 2 times) Prayed: i. 25 . Rama “pushed him down” into neither world (MAHI) instead of killing Him. Who was initiated into the Horse – Sacrifice. from heaven. SVARGATHA SAMBUKA SAMSTHUTHA RAM Rama. Whose own form if full of luminosity. SAMSRUTHI BANDHA VIMOCHAKA RAM Rama. Who is the basis (support) of all the World. NEETHI SURAKSHITHA JANA PADHA RAM Rama. Janaka’s daughter (Sita).

“ ”: Samsara Lit: “Those in devotion – engaged” Namaavali Lord Ganesha OM SUMUKAAYA OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM EKADANTAAYA KAPILAAYA GAJAKARNAKAAYA LAMBODARAAYA VIKATAAYA VIGNARAJAAYA GANAATI PAAYA DHOOMRA KETAVE NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH GANA DHYAKSHAAYA PHALA CHANDRAAYA VAKRATHUNDAAYA 26 . NITHYAA NANDTHA PADHA STHITHA Rama. Who lives in the State of eternal bliss 107. SARVA CHARAA CHARA PAALAKA Rama. RAMA RAMA JAYA RAJA Rama. established in His home of Vaikuntha. Victory to Rama.e that He soon would have to go back (dying) to his own state as Vishnu.BHAKTI PARAAYANA MUKTHIDHA Rama. kill Lavana (as Asura) “His Divinity”. Giver of Liberation to devotees. Protector of all moving and unmoving. Sita’s Ram RAM RAM RAM RAM RAM RAM RAMA RAMA JAYA RAJARAM RAMA RAMA JAYA SITARAM (Repeat both lines 2 times) “Ravana’s” : “Ten –throated…” “Lavana’s” : Rama had his youngest brother Satrughna. Victory to Rama. i. Curer of all world’s ills. SARVA BHAVAMAYA VAARAKA RAM Rama. VAIKUNTAALAYA SAMSTHITHA Rama. RAMA RAMA JAYA SEETHA Rama. the King 108.

OM OM OM OM OM SKANDA POORVAJAYA SOORPA KARNAAYA HE RAMBHAAYA GAJANANAAYA SRI MAHAGNAPATAYE NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTIH Lord Vishnu OM ACHUTAAYA OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM ANANTHAAYA GOVINDAAYA KESAVAAYA TRIVIKRAMAAYA NARAYANAAYA VAMANAAYA MADHAVAAYA SREEDHARAAYA HRISHIKESAAYA VISHNAVE PADMANABHAAYA MADHUSOODANAAYA DAMODHARAAYA SRI HARAAYA NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH NAMAH OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTIH Eka Shlokam Mahabharatam Aadhau Pandava-Dhartarashtra-jananam Laakshaa-grihe Daahanam Dyootam Sreeharanam Vané Viharanam Matsyaalayé Vartanam Leelagograhanam Rane Viharanam Sandhi-kriya-jrumphanam 27 .

I pray to Shastha Asmat Kuleswaram Devam Asmat Shatru-vinashanam Asmat Ista Prada-taaram Shastaram Pranamamyaham One who is the family deity. Lord Shastha will reside in the heart and mind of the one who cleanses oneself and says the Shloka everyday Panchakshara Sthothra Nagendra Haaraaya Thrilochanaaya Bhasmaanga Raagaaya Maheshvaraaya Nityaaya Shuddhaaya Digambaraaya Tasmai Nakaaraaya Namah Shivaaya 28 . The Obsolete. the worshipping idol of Kerala. who brought joy to Parvathi. I pray to Shastha (another name for Lord Ayyappa) Vipra-poojyam Viswavandyam Vishnu-shambho Priyam-sutam Kshipra-prasada niratam Shastaram Pranamamyaham The One whom the World prays to. Son of Shiva and Vishnu. One who gets rid of enemies. one who is easy to please. I pray to Shastha Matha-matanga gamanam Karunya-mrita-pooritam Sarva-vigna-haram Devam Shastaram Pranamamyaham One who is compassionate. One who bestows my wishes upon me.Paschat Bheeshma-suyodhanaadi Nidhanam Etat Mahabharatam Ayyappa Shlokam Loka-veeryam Maha-poojyam Sarva-rakshakaram Vibhum Parvathi-hridayanandam Shastaram Pranamamyaham Protector of everybody. the remover of obstacles. I pray to Shastha Pancharatnaghyam Etat-yoh Nityam Shudhah Padennaraha Tasya Prasonno Bhagawan Shasta vasati Manase. I pray to Shastha Pandyesha-vamsha Tilakam Kerale-keli-vigraham Aatratrana-param-devam Shastaram Pranamamyaham The Jewel of the Pandyesha generation.

whose banner bears the emblem of a bull. “Na. Panchaaksharam Idam Punyam Yah Pateth Shiva Sannidhau Shivaloka Mavaapnothee Shivena Saha Modate Whoever repears this prayer. moon and the fire and whom the gods and the great sages like Vasishta. 29 . attains that supreme abode of His and enjoys there with Him in eternal bliss.” the Yaksa incarnate whose hairs are long and matterd and who hold Pinaka in His hand. may our salutations be.” who is pure.” the destroyer of Daksha’s sacrifice and the resplendent Sun of Gauri’s lotus face. embodies as “Vakara. ever pray and worship. embodied as the letter “Shi. Agatsya and Gautama. Mandaakini Salila Chandana Charchithaaya Nandeesvara Pramatha Naatha Mahesvaraaya Mandaara Pushpa Bahu Pushpa Supoojitaaya Tasmai Makaaraaya Namah Shivaaya I bow to Him. three-eyed Lord.” who eyes are sun. Yajna Swaroopaaya Jataadharaaya Pinaaka Hasthaaya Sanaatanaaya Divyaaya Devaaya Digambaraaya Tasmai Yakaraaya Namah Shivaaya Prostrations to that ancient naked God. embodied as Makara. embodied as the first letter. embodied as the letter. nude and eternal and whose garland is the lord of serpents. who is adorned with innumerable divine flowers as Mandara and the like who is the Sovereign King of the Pramath Ganas and whose body is anointed with the holy waters of the celestial Ganga. composed with the five holy letters before Lord Shiva. Shivaaya Gauri Vadana Aravinda Sooryaaya Dakshaadhvara Naashakaaya Sree Neelakantaaya Vrisha Dhvajaaya Tasmai Shikaaraaya Namah Shivaaya To the blue-necked Lord. Vasishta Kumbhodbhava Gautamaarya Muneendra Devaarchita Shekharaaya Chandraarka Vaishvaanara Lochanaaya Tasmai Vakaaraaya Namah Shivaaya I prostrate before the God of gods. “Ya.Salutations to the ashes-clad.

which is praised by pure and holy speeches and which destroys the cycle of births and deaths. Kanaka Mahaamani Bhushitha Lingam Phanipathi Veshtitha Shobhitha Lingam Daksha Suyajna Vinaashaka Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga. which elevates the power of thought and enkindles the light of discrimination. which is infinitely compassionate and which subdued the pride of Raavana. which is decorated with lotus garlands and which wipes out all accumulated sins. studded with different gems and rubies and which glows with the garland of the serpent Lord coiled around it. and before which the Siddhas and Suras and Asuras prostrate. which is decorated with various ornaments. which is smeared with saffron and sandal paste. which the Devas and the sages worship. Vishnu and other Gods. 30 .Sri Lingashtakam Brahma Muraari Suraarchita Lingam Nirmala Bhashita Shobhita Lingam Janmaja Dukha Vinaashaka Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga. Kumkuma Chandana Lepitha Lingam Pankaja Haara Sushobhitha Lingam Sanchitha Paapa Vinaashaka Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga. which is adored by Brahma. which is the destroyer of desires. the destroyer of Dakshas sacrifice. Devamuni Pravaraarchita Lingam Kaamadaham Karunaakara Lingam Raavana Darpa Vinaashaka Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sada Shiva Lingam I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga. which is lavishly smeared with variegated perfumes and scents. Sarva Sugandha Sulepitha Lingam Buddhi Vivardhana Kaarana Lingam Siddha Suraasura Vanditha Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga.

who arose from the ocean of milk. the descendent of Kaashyapa. with innumerable flowers from the celestial gardens. which is the cause of all creation and which stands on the eight petalled Lotus. Suraguru Suravara Pujitha Lingam Suravana Pushpa Sadaarchitha Lingam Paraatparam Paramatmaka Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga which is the Transcendent Being and the Supreme Self. the enemy of darkness. who has a hare on him. the one who shines like the japaa flower. Ashta Dalopari Veshtitha Lingam Sarva Samudbhava Kaarana Lingam Ashta Daridra Vinaashaka Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga.Devaganaarchitha Sevitha Lingam Bhaavair Bhakti Bhir Evacha Lingam Dinakara Koti Prabhakara Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga which is worshipped by the multitude of Gods with genuine thoughts full of faith and devotion and whose splendor is like that of a million suns. the day-maker. Navagraha shlokam on each graha Sun (Soorya/Ravi) Japa Kusuma Samkaasham Kaashya-peyam Mahaa-dyutim Tamorim Sarva-papaghnam Pranatosmin Divakaram Sun (Soorya-Ravi) I pray to the Sun. destroyer of all poverty and misery in its eight aspects. of great brilliance. Soma. who is the ornament of Shiva's hair. worshipped by all Suras and their preceptor (Brhaspathi). destroyer of all sins. Moon (Chandra) Dadhi-shankha Tushaarabham Ksheeror-daarnava sambhavam Namami Shashinam Somam Shambhor-mukuta-bhooshanam I pray to the Moon who shines coolly like curds or a white shell. Mars (Kuja -Ankarakan) Dharani-garba-sampootam Vidyut-kaanti Sama-prabham Kumaram Shakti-hastam tam Mangalam Pranamamyaham (split as Pranamami aham) 31 .

having half a body. born of Earth. of great bravery. gentle and agreeable. born of Shade and Sun. the eclipser of the Moon and the Sun. Mercury (Budhan) Priyangu-kalika-shyamam Roopenaa-pratimam-budham Sowmyam-sowmya Gunopetam tam Budham Pranamamyaham I pray to Mercury. who shines with the same brilliance as lightning. the offspring of Sun. Iti Vyasa-mukhot-geetam Yah Padeth Su-samaahitaha 32 . the young man who carries a spear. promulgator of all learning. the utimate preceptor of demons. Saturn (Sani) Neelanjana Samaabhasam Ravi-putram Yama-agrajam Chchaya-martaanda Sambhootam tam Namami Shanaiswaram I pray to Saturn. the elder brother of Yama.I pray to Mars. Kethu Palaasha-pushpa-samkasham Taaraka-graha-mastakam Raudram-raudratmakam Ghoram tam Ketum Pranamamyaham I pray to Ketu. the slow moving. lord of the three worlds. Jupiter (Guru) Devanam cha Rishinaam cha Gurum Kanchana Sannibham Budhi-bhootam Trilokesham tam Namami Brihaspatim I pray to Jupiter. the teacher of gods and rishis. intellect incarnate. the head of stars and planets. born of Simhikaa. Rahu Artha-kaayam Mahaa-veeryam Chandra-aditya Vimardanam Simhika-garbha Sambootam tam Rahum Pranamamyaham I pray to Rahu. he who has the appearance of black collyrium. dark like the bud of millet. Venus (Sukran) Hima-kunta-mrinaa-laabham Daityaanam-paramam Gurum Sarva-shastra Pravaktaaram Bhargavam Pranamamyaham I pray to Venus. he who shines like the fiber of snow-white jasmine. of unequalled beauty. fierce and terrifying. who has the appearance of Palaasha flower.

Sarvajne Sarva Varade Sarva Dushta Bhayankari Sarva Duhkha Hare Devi Mahaalakshmi Namostu Te. a terror to all the wicked. You give success. will be joyous. 33 . remover of all miseries. sovereign and powerful. one who has conch. O Devi Mahaalaksmi. worldly enjoyment.Diva-vaa-yadi-vaa-ratro Vigna-shantir-bhavishyati Those who read the song sung by VyAsa. disc and mace in Her hands. good health and enhancing nourishment. devastation caused by fire. and will succeed in appeasing obstacles. O Devi Mahaalakshmi. O Devi. emphatically. Thus ends the song of praise of the nine planets composed by Vyasa. O Mahaamaaya. abode of fortune. intelligence. I salute Thee. obeisance to Thee. Iti Shree-Vyasa virachitam Navagraha stotram sampoornam. planets and stars will be of the past. Mahalakshmi Ashtakam Namastestu Mahaamaaye Shreepeete Surapoojite Shankha Chakra Gadaa Haste Mahaalakshmi Namostu Te. obeisance to Thee. giver of all boons. My salutations to Thee. Siddhi Buddhi Prade Devi Bhukti Mukti Pradaayini Mantra Moorthe Sadaa Devi Mahaa Lakshmi Namostu Te. Thou hast always the mystic symbols (Mantra) as Thy form. O Mahaalakshmi. and liberation. women and kings alike will be destroyed and they will be endowed with unparalleled riches. who is the embodiment of knowledge. so spoke VyAsa. worshipped by the Gods. remover of all sorrows. who rides Garuda and are a terror to demon Kola. obeisance to Thee. O Mahaalakshmi. Namaste Garudaroode Koalaasura Bhayankari Sarva Paapa Hare Devi. occurring by day or by night. my obeisance to Thee. Nara-naari-nripaanam cha Bhavet Do:swapna-naashanam Aishwarya-matulaam tesham Aarogyam Pushti-vardhanam Bad dreams of men. Graha-nakshatraja Peeda Taskaragni-samudbhavaha Taa-sarvaa-prashamam-yaanti Vyaso-bhrute-na-samshayaha All the pain. Mahaalakshmi Namostu Te.

Sarva Siddhimavaapnoti Mahaalakshmi Prasaadataha. O Devi. Trikaalam Yah Patennityam Mahaa Shatru Vinaashanam Mahaalakshmir Bhavennityam Prasannaa Varadaa Shubhaa Those who recite this three times in a day will have all their enemies destroyed. attains all success through the Grace of Mahaalaksmi. most terrible (for the wicked). Mahaalakshmi Namostu Te O Devi. Ekakaale Patennityam Mahaapaapa Vinaashanam Dvikaalam Yah Patennityam Dhana Dhaanya Samanvitaha Whoever reads this hymn at least once a day will have all their sins destroyed. You are born of Yoga. Padmaasanasthite Devi Parabrahma Svaroopini Paramesi Jaganmaata. You are both gross and subtle. O Mahaalakshmi. You are the Supreme Brahman. those who recite it twice will be blessed with wealth and prosperity. obeisance to Thee. obeisance to Thee. You are the greatest ruler.Aadyantarahite Devi Aadya Shakte Maheshvari Yogaje Yogasambhoote Mahaalakshmi Namostu Te. Whoever with devotion reads this hymn to Mahaalakshmi composed in eight stanzas. Mahalakshmi Namostu Te. You are the embodiment of great power and prosperity and You are remover of all sins. You are seated on the lotus. They will be always be blessed by the Goddess Mahalakshmi. Maheshwari. O Mahaalakshmi. You are without a beginning or an end . You are the great Lord and Mother of the universe. Thou art the mother of the universe and its support. obeisance to Thee. O Mahaalakshmi. 34 . You are dressed in white garments and decked with various kinds of ornaments. O Devi. Sthoola Sookshmah Mahaa Raudre Mahaa Sakthe Mahodaye Mahaa Paapa Harey Devi Mahaalakshmi Namostu Te. obeisance to Thee. Svetaambaradhare Devi Naanaalankaara Bhooshite Jagatsthite Jaganmaatah. You are the Primeval energy. Mahaalakshmyashtaka Stottram Yad Pated Bhaktiman Naraha. O Mahaalakshmi.

) buddhihiina tanu jaanike sumirau pavanakumaara staram bala buddhi bidyaa dehu mohi harahu kalesa bikaara staram Knowing myself to be ignorant. the supreme among the Raghu dynasty. taking away all my miseries and blemishes. religious-merit and salvation. Chaupaaii jaya hanumaana gyaana guna saagara jaya kapiisa tihu loka ujaagara Victory to Thee. the son of Paavan (Wind God)! O Lord! Bestow on me strength. Moksha i.ngii kumati nivaara sumati ke sangii Mighty. O Hanuman. ocean of wisdom and virtue. kanchana barana biraaja subesaa kaanana kundala kunchita kesaa O! golden hued Hanuman. Artha. Dharma. powerful and strong. dispel dark and evil thoughts. O Mahaveer. O Hanuman. are also known as Anjaniputra (son of Anjani) and Pavanaputra. the giver of fourfold attainments of life. I first clean the mirror of my heart and then narrate the sacred glory of Sri Ramachandra. you being the companion of wisdom. the messenger of Ram and repository of immeasurable strength. 35 .e. wealth. you look beautiful with ear-studs and curly hair. victory to the Lord of monkeys who is well known in all the three worlds. (The fourfold attainments are Kama. pleasure. I urge you. mahaabiira bikrama bajara. as lightning. raama duuta atulita bala dhaamaa anjaniputra pavanasuta naamaa You.Hanuman Chalisa shriiguru charana saroja rajaa nija manu mukuru sudhaari sitaram baranauu raghubara bimala jasu jo daayaku phala chaari sitaram With the dust of Guru's lotus feet. wisdom and knowledge.

your lustre and glory is praised by the whole world. and Sita dwell. full of virtue and wisdom. said to revive the dead) you brought and Sri Ramachandra embraced you in deep joy.haatha bajra au dhvajaa biraajai kaandhe muunja janeuu saajai You hold the mace of lightning and a flag in your hands with the sacred thread of Munja grass adorning your shoulder. Ram. sankara suvana kesariinandana teja prataapa mahaa jaga bandana Reincarnation of Lord Shankar and the son of Kesari. Laxman. you killed the demons. you assumed demonic size and burnt the city of Lanka. bhiima ruupa dhari asura sanhaare raamachandra ke kaaja sanvaare In your colossal manifestation. you are always eager to serve Lord Ram. vidyaavaana gunii ati chaatura raama kaaja karibe ko aatura The master of all knowledge. prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiyaa raama lakhana siitaa mana basiyaa Immersed in listening to hymns on Lord. laaya sajiivana lakhana jiyaaye shriiraghubiira harashhi ura laaye You revived Laxman with the Sanjivani (nectarine herb. suukshma ruupa dhari siyahin dikhaavaa bikata ruupa dhari lanka jaraavaa While you presented your humble form to Mother Sita. 36 . in your cherished heart do. fulfilling your Lord's mission. raghupati kiinhii bahuta badaaii tuma mama priya bharatahi sama bhaaii Sri Ramachandra said you were as dear as his brother Bharat and praised you highly.

sanakaadika brahmaadi muniisaa naarada saarada sahita ahiisaa Not only Sheshanaga but also Sanaka. and Digpal (the god(s) of directions) have no words to praise your glory. millions of miles away. tumharo mantra bibhiishhana maanaa lankesvara bhae saba jaga jaanaa Vibhishana (brother of Ravana. Narad. became the king of Lanka. Sharada (the goddess of knowledge) and other sages eternally sing your praise. accepting your counsel. Kuber (the god of wealth). prabhu mudrikaa meli mukha maahiin jaladhi laanghi gaye acharaja naahiin Keeping the Lord's ring in your mouth. is known throughout the world. crowned as king of Lanka after Ravana's death). jama kubera digapaala jahaan the kabi kobida kahi sake kahaan te What to speak of poet and seers!. Brahma (the creator of the universe) and other gods. you conquered the mighty ocean (in search of Sita.sahasa badana tumharo jasa gaavain asa kahi shriipati kantha lagaavain The lord of Lakshmi (Sri Ram) embraced you saying that Sheshanaga (the thousand hooded divine serpant carrying earth's weight on his hoods) sings your glory. juga sahastra jojana para bhaanuu liilyo taahi madhura phala jaanuu You swallowed the sun.) durgama kaaja jagata ke jete sugama anugraha tumhare tete 37 . taking it to be a sweet fruit. tuma upakaara sugriivahin kiinhaa raama milaaya raaja pada diinhaa You helped Sugriva (brother of Vali who with the help of Rama was crowned as king of Kishkindha) win back his crown with the blessings of Rama. even Yama (the god of death).

all the three worlds tremble. and only you can control your might.ntara hanumata biiraa Chanting your name constantly.With your grace all the impediments and the difficulties in the world can be overcome easily. sankata ten hanumaana chhudaavai mana krama bachana dhyaana jo laavai Hanuman keeps one. O Hanuman. aapana teja samhaaro aapai tiinon loka haanka ten kaanpai When you roar. O sentinel of the Lord. who chants your name. aura manoratha jo koii laavai soii amita jiivana phala paavai Whoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire. naasai roga harai saba piiraa japata nira. free from all troubles. bhuuta pisaacha nikata nahin aavai mahaabiira jaba naama sunaavai Evil spirits cannot come near your devotees. chaaron juga parataapa tumhaaraa 38 . deed. achieves great fruition in his life. who has him in his heart. saba sukha lahai tumhaarii saranaa tuma rachchhaka kaahuu ko dara naa By your grace. raama duaare tuma rakhavaare hota na aagyaa binu paisaare No one can enter Rama's abode without your consent. Lord Mahaveer. one can enjoy all happiness and one need not have any fear under your protection. saba para raama tapasvii raajaa tina ke kaaja sakala tuma saajaa The ascetic king Sri Ram is the ruler of all and you even accomplished all his missions. one can be cured of all disease and pains. word and meditation.

the decapitator of evil spirits and protector of saints.) tumhare bhajana raama ko paavai janama janama ke dukha bisaraavai One can reach Ram chanting your name and become free from sufferings of many lives. and kalyug) and your radiance is spread all over the cosmos.e. dvapar. whenever. sankat kata mitai saba piiraa jo sumirai hanumata balabiiraa Sri Hanuman. Ram. ashhta siddhi nau nidhi ke daataa asa bara diina jaanakii maataa You are blessed by mother Janaki (Sita) to grant anyone with any of eight siddhis and nine nidhis. but one who serves you. 39 . O Mahaveer. taking a new birth on earth. are always in the service of Lord Raghupati (king of Raghu dynasty i. saadhu santa ke tuma rakhavaare asura nikandana raama dulaare Sri Ram has great affection for you. treta.hai parasiddha jagata ujiyaaraa Your glory is acclaimed in four Yugas (satayug. remove all the problems and pains of those who invoke you. aura devataa chitta na dharaii hanumata seii sarba sukha karaii Other gods may not care to take heed. anta kaala raghubara pura jaaii jahaanjanma haribhakta kahaaii After death. O Hanuman. he enters the eternal abode (Vaikunth) of Sri Ram and remains a devotee of him. the mighty God. with the ambrocia that is Ram. enjoys all pleasures. raama rasaayana tumhare paasaa sadaa raho raghupati ke daasaa You.

O Hanuman. Madhuraashtakam by Saint Vallbhacharya adharam madhuram vadanam madhuram nayanam madhuram hasitam madhuram hrdayam madhuram gamanam madhuram madhuraadhipaterakhilam madhuram “His lips are sweet. overcome all troubles. is liberated from earthly bondage and enjoys the highest bliss. reside in my heart together with Sri Ram. His heart is sweet and His walk is sweet. His smile is sweet. the embodiment of blessings. jo sata baara paatha kara koii chhuuTahi bandi mahaa sukha hoii He who chants this prayer a hundred times. His eyes are sweet. Lord Shankar witnesses.jai jai jai hanumaana gosaaiin kripaa karahu guru deva kii naaiin Hail. tulasiidaasa sadaa hari cheraa kiijai naatha hridaya manha deraa Tulsidas (writer of these verses) is an eternal devotee of Lord Hari. Laxman. thee Hanuman. the son of Pavana. and Sita. jo yaha padhai hanumaana chaliisaa hoya siddhi saakhii gauriisaa He who reads these forty verses as. Every single thing about the Lord is completely sweet!” vachanam madhuram charitam madhuram 40 . be as compassionate to me as my Supreme teacher. kindly reside in my heart forever. His face is sweet. Dohaa pavanatanaya sankata harana mangala muurati ruupa raama lakhana siitaa sahita hrdaya basahu sura bhuupa O Sri Hanuman. savior.

His heartfelt outpourings are sweet. Every single thing about the Lord is completely sweet!" venur madhuro renur madhurah panir madhurah padau madhurau nrityam madhuram sakhyam madhuram madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram "His flute is sweet. and His wanderings are sweet. His stealing is sweet. His peace is sweet. His tilaka is sweet. His beauty is sweet." karanam madhuram taranam madhuram haranam madhuram smaranam madhuram vamitam madhuram shamitam madhuram madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram "His acts are sweet. Everything about the Supreme Lord is fully sweet. His eating is sweet." geetam madhuram peetam madhuram bhuktam madhuram suptam madhuram roopam madhuram tilakam madhuram madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram "His song is sweet. His acts are sweet. His dress is sweet. His delivering is sweet. Every thing about the Lord is completely sweet. His walk is sweet.vasanam madhuram valitam madhuram chalitam madhuram bhramitam madhuram madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram "His words are sweet. His sleeping is sweet. His friendship is sweet." gunja madhura mala madhura yamuna madhura veechee madhura salilam madhuram kamalam madhuram madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram 41 . His feet are sweet. His posture is sweet. His hands are sweet. Everything about the Supreme Lord of sweetness is sweet. His drinking is sweet. the dust of His lotus feet is sweet. His enjoyment is sweet. His dancing is sweet.

42 . Light a lamp and offer flowers chanting: Dipajyoti parabrahma dipajyoti janardana Dipo me hara tu papam dipajyoti namostute Meaning: I salute the Lord in the form of this light. His Yamuna River is sweet. His character is sweet. her waves are sweet. the gopis. His cane is sweet." Pujavidhaanam PREPARATORY STEPS 1. Being noticed (seen) by Him is sweet. His pastimes are sweet. Everything is completely sweet about the Supreme Personality of Godhead. and His fruition is sweet. Sankalpa (Statement of the purpose of the puja): Mamopat ta samasta duritakshayadwara Sri Parmeshwaraprityartham Aham Saraswati pujam karishye Meaning: For obtaining the grace of the Lord." gopee madhura leela madhura yuktam madhuram bhuktam madhuram drishtam madhuram shishtam madhuram madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram "His foremost devotees."His Gunja necklace is sweet. 2. the Lord of sweetness. His destruction is sweet. and her waters are sweet. are sweet. I do the puja of Goddess Saraswati ( you can say any deity’s name in that place). as is His garland. Simply everything about the Lord of sweetness is all-sweet. His cows are sweet. Being enjoyed by Him is sweet. Everything about the Supreme Lord is totally sweet. His creation is sweet." gopa madhura gavo madhura yastir madhura srishtir madhura dalitam madhuram phalitam madhuram madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram "His cowherd friends are sweet. may He destroy afflictions resulting from my omissions and commissions. meeting with Him is sweet. The lotus flowers there are also sweet.

offer at the feet of the Lord. Sri Saraswati dhyayami Asmin bimbe Sri Saraswati avahayami Meaning: I visualize Goddess Saraswati. I invoke Her form in this image. Offer flowers or akshata chanting: Gandhaan samarpayami (I offer you the paste of sandalwood) 43 . Offer water in a cup chanting: Snanam (bath) samarpayami Snananantaram achamaniyam samarpayami (Water offered after bath for inner purification) 6. Visualize Goddess Saraswati. 3. Offer water in a cup chanting: Padyam (water for washing feet) samarpayami Arghyam (water for washing hands) samarpayami Achamaniyam (water for cleansing the mouth) samarpayami 4.honey. after chanting. samarpayami = I offer) 5.curds.MAIN PUJA 1. 2. Then take flowers and rice (akshata) in hand. Offer a mixture of ghee.sugar and milk or water in a cup chanting: Madhuparkam samarpayami (madhu = sweet. Offer flowers or akshata chanting: Vastram (clothes) samarpayami Upavitam (sacred thread) samarpayami Abharnam (ornaments) samarpayami 7. Offer flowers at the feet of the Lord chanting: Asanam samarpayami Meaning: O Lord I offer you a seat.

Show incense with a circular clockwise motion three times. Om samanaya swaaha. I offer turmeric and kumkum) 8. Om udaanaya swaaha.Om vyanaya swaha. Om Brahmane swaha Offer water while chanting: Nivedyanantaram achamaniyam samarpayami Offer betel leaves and nuts: Taambulam samarpayami 12. Om apanaya swaha. Recite multiple names of the deity (ashtottarnamavali) or offer a flower chanting: Puspani samarpayami 9. Offer food at the feet of the Lord: Naivedyam nivedayami Sprinkle water on the food chanting: Om Bhurbhuvasva Om Tutsaviturvarenyam Bhargohodevasya Dhimayi Dhiyoyonah prachodayat Ring the bell and offer the sanctified food with a sweeping motion from the food to the God chanting: Om pranaya swaha. Show a lamp held in the right hand: Dipam sandarshayami Offer a spoonful of water : Dhupadipanantaram achamaniyam samarpayami 11. Karpoorniranjanam samarpayami (lighted camphor) Stand.ringing the bell at the same time with the left hand : Dhupamaghrapayami 10. show lighted camphor chanting: Na tatra suryo bhati na chandra tarakam nema vidyuto bhanti kuto ya magnih tameva bhantamanubhati sarvam tasya bhasa sarvamidam vibhati Offer a spoonful of water in a cup chanting: Achamaniyam samarpayami 44 .Gandhasyopari haridrakumkumam samarpayami (After the sandalwood paste.

Pradakshinanamaskaram samarpayami Turn around oneself clockwise 3 times and chant: Yani kani cha papani janmantarakrutani ch Tani tani vinasyanti pradakshina pade pade 15. Saying goodbye asmat bimbat avahitam Sri Saraswati yathasthanam pratishthapayami HARI OM 45 . Mantrapushpam samarpayami 14. Seek forgiveness: Mantrahinam kriyahinam bhaktihinam maheswari Yatpujitam maya hyeva paripurnam tadastute 16.13.

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